A Cyclone is Forming

The slab has evolved into the rough form of a Cyclone. The body on the right is solid maple and will be hollowed out alomost completely. We’ll leave a spot to mount the Bibsby tail piece, but the electronics, bridge and pickups will be on the top.

The top is shown at the left and is AA Sitka Spruce. It will be shaped in a concave form to match the unique shape of the Cyclone body. Of course, with a semi-hollow body, the top isn’t a crucial as with an archtop or flat-top acuostic. Extreme care must be exercised so that proper tonality is expressed when the instrument is being played.

It’s always exciting to see a new guitar taking shape at this stage of construction. It’s a bit difficult to envision this instrument with gold hardware and shiny black laquer finish right now.

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